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Watch the Expanding Triads online guitar lesson by Matthieu Brandt from Chord Cookbook

The last triad we’ll expand is a minor triad, which consists of a root, a minor third on top of the root and a perfect fifth on top of it. The most common interval we can add to this triad is a flatted seventh, making the chord into a minor seventh chord. As with the dominant seventh and the major seventh, we’ll have to remove one note (the root or the fifth) to keep a set of three notes on adjacent strings. One other shape we’ll discuss yet is a 3-note Power Chord played on adjacent strings. As with the major and minor triads we can use the Power Chord shapes as a jumpboard to create triads. Technically speaking the Power Chord is not a triad, because it consists of only two different notes.